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Mobile trends suggest changes in logistics requirements
30/Oct/2014 by Cathy Roberson.

Asia Pacific is leading the world in smartphone usage and the region’s preference for these devices over conventional desktop computers and laptops is bringing about change in Asian supply chains and how they are managed.... read more.

Norbert Dentressangle continues to outperform the market
28/Oct/2014 by Thomas Cullen.

Yet again Norbert Dentressangle has out-performed the market with its latest 9 month figures showing an overall underlying increase in revenues of 5.1%.... read more.

Amazon net sales grow 20.4% while operating expenses grow 23.4%
27/Oct/2014 by Cathy Roberson.

As Amazon builds out its network, and continues to grow, it is trying to reduce shipping and fulfilment costs to bring the company closer to profit. However, expenses continue to rise faster than sales and a focus on customer service is only raising costs further.... read more.

UPS reports strong quarterly earnings but will investments pay off for Q4?
27/Oct/2014 by Cathy Roberson.

UPS reports strong Q3 earnings with growth across all major segments and the company expects Q4 and the holiday season to bring in further growth. The extent of that growth is likely to be determined by how well UPS can react to the surge in demand and its fluctuations this year.... read more.

TNT suffers a negative quarter as it gears up for growth
27/Oct/2014 by Michael Clover.

TNT has reported year-on-year falls in both its operating income and revenue as it implements its Outlook strategy, but significant investments and adjustments for one off costs offer hope of stronger growth yet to come.... read more.

Pharmaceutical cold chain needs on the rise in China
23/Oct/2014 by Cathy Roberson.

China’s domestic biopharmaceutical products market is on the rise and logistics providers are also expanding their capabilities to tap into this sector, offering more cold chain logistics services in the country.... read more.

Panalpina reports stable results as volumes surge
22/Oct/2014 by Michael Clover.

As its volumes soar Panalpina reports stable nine month results and a turnaround in the Logistics division despite falling unit profitability.... read more.

Air freight confidence continues to gain momentum
22/Oct/2014 by Cathy Roberson.

After a strong September, the October Stifel Logistics Confidence Index slipped 0.4 points to 58.9. Overall, compared to October 2013, the index is 3.8 points higher and optimism remains good despite declines noted in sea freight for this month. In fact, the overall index has remained above the 50-level for twenty one consecutive months. Although still rather bumpy, improving economic conditions are driving much of the optimism.... read more.

Change afoot as new players enter the e-commerce market
20/Oct/2014 by Cathy Roberson.

The e-commerce space is still anyone’s game as evident from recent announcements from Google, Amazon and UPS. What's more the logistics that is required for success in this market is also in a state of change.... read more.

The land of opportunity for the logistics industry over the next decade? Look no further than Asia
16/Oct/2014 by Mike King.

New Asia will be very different from the old one. Demographic and economic changes have led to regionalization of its supply chains. Therefore global LSPs will need to adapt their networks and practices to suit local conditions if they are to continue to make the most of Asia’s boundless opportunities.... read more.

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